Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Hillcrest Animal Hospital in Hudson! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at (715) 386-1234 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. Chris Cole

Veterinarian

Dr. Chris Cole is the owner and veterinarian at Hillcrest Animal Hospital. He grew up in Twinsburg, Ohio and graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio...

Dr. Ann Lystrup

Veterinarian

Dr. Ann Lystrup is a veterinarian at Hillcrest Animal Hospital. She obtained her BS degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated from the University of Wisconsin...

Dr. Lisa VandeBerg

Veterinarian

Dr. VandeBerg joined the Hillcrest staff in November 2020. She graduated from UW-River Falls in 1987 (BS-Biology) and from the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 1992...

Jesse

Veterinary Technician

Jesse started working at Hillcrest in November 2013. She graduated from Duluth Business University with an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology in March 2013...

Jonathan

Veterinary Technician

Jonathan started at Hillcrest in 2012 and received his Associate’s Degree from Normandale Community College in 2008. In 2011, he graduated from Argosy University with his...

Desiree

Veterinary Technician

Desiree has been working at Hillcrest since March 2016. She has been in the veterinary profession for 15+ years. Desiree has a background of general practice, emergency...

Jenna

Veterinary Assistant

Jenna is one of our Veterinary Assistants and our Social Media Liaison. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 2018, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science and an emphasis in Companion Animals....

Tracy

Veterinary Technician

Tracy is another one of our Certified Technicians here at Hillcrest, having received her degree from Argosy University in 2012. Although, Tracy has been employed in the...

Amber. L

Veterinary Technician

Amber grew up on a small family dairy farm in Colfax, WI. Amber attended and graduated from Argosy University in 2015 with a degree in Veterinary Technology, and later became...

Amber. O

Veterinary Technician

Amber is one of our vet techs. She grew up in South Dakota, and graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology from Globe University in Sioux Falls, SD in 2010.....

Jona

Receptionist

Jon'a is one of our amazing receptionists here at Hillcrest. She currently resides in Hudson, WI with her husband. Adding to Jona’s family are her three children, three...

Brittany. H

Receptionist

Brittany is our newest team member at Hillcrest Animal Hospital. Brittany is excited to be part of the Hillcrest team and cannot wait to get into the field. She is currently studying ......

Megan

Vet Assistant

Megan works at Hillcrest as a Veterinary Assistant. She is currently a student at UW-River Falls studying Pre-Veterinary Medicine with an emphasis on Companion Animals...

Sierra

Vet Assistant

Sierra started at Hillcrest in January 2020 as a Veterinary Assistant. She graduated from the University of River Falls-Wisconsin in 2019 with a Bachelors's Degree in Animal Science, and an emphasis in Companion Animal Management.....

Brittany. F

Vet Assistant

Brittany started at Hillcrest in as a Veterinary Assistant. She graduated from the University of River Falls-Wisconsin, in 2019 with a Bachelors Degree in Animal Science. She is currently enrolled .....

Ashlyn

Vet Assistant

Ashlyn stated at Hillcrest in September 2020 as one of our Veterinary Assistants. Her hometown is Shawano, WI and she is currently enrolled in the Animal Science program with an Equine Emphasis at ....

Whitney

Kennel Assistant

Whitney started at Hillcrest in December 2019 as one of our Kennel Assistants. She is attending the University of Wisconsin- River Falls and is majoring in Animal Science. She is in the Pre-Vet program ...

Brady

Kennel Assistant

Brady started at Hillcrest in February 2021 as one of our Kennel Assistants. Brady is from Green Bay, WI and is currently a junior studying Animal Science at the University of WI- River Falls.....

Tommy

Our Clinic Cat

Tommy is our resident clinic cat that came to us a few years ago with a broken leg when he was just a kitten.....